You won’t want to miss these events this week.
The second season of “Girls” starts tonight. Here’s a sneak peek:
Improv Everywhere’s 12th annual No Pants Subway Ride is today. Here’s what happened last year:
A court in Cairo, Egypt, will rule on the appeal of former president Hosni Mubarak today. Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison back in June for the ordered deaths of more than 800 people in a rally against him.
The Australian Open tennis tournament begins today in Sydney, Australia, and lasts until Jan. 27.
Erika Menendez, the woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a New York City subway last month, appears in court today.
The International Kite Festival in Ahmadabad, India.
Robin Roberts, the “Good Morning America” co-host who has been on leave while undergoing medical treatment for a serious health issue, will make an announcement today – possibly about returning to the show.
Happy Friday. Looking forward to sharing news of my recovery with you on Monday @gma. Have a fantastic weekend! Blessings..X0
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) January 11, 2013
Vice President Biden will deliver new gun policy recommendations to the White House, following a series of meetings on gun violence held in the wake of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The focus of his recommendations is expected to be instituting universal background checks for would-be gun buyers.
The House of Representatives will vote today on a bill that, if passed, will provide $51 billion of aid for areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The Wikimedia Foundation launches a new travel website called Wikivoyage.
The birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The fourth annual Nuclear Power Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Actor Rich Sommer from “Mad Men,” hosts an AMA on Reddit at 4:00 p.m. EST.
The 12th season of “American Idol” premieres at 8:00 p.m. EST on FOX.
A-Rod is undergoing hip surgery today.
School bus drivers may go on strike today in New York City.
Strange but true: a live bra fit webcast takes place today.
Brad Meltzer, author, TV host and comic book artist, hosts an AMA on Reddit at 4:00 p.m. EST.
The International Electronics Recycling Conference and Expo in Salzburg, Austria.
The Sundance Film Festival begins in Park City, Utah and lasts until Sunday, Jan. 27.
The top wide receiver recruit in the country, Laquon Treadwell of Illinois, will announce today where he’s headed next year for college.
In Poland, it’s Warsaw Liberation Day.
U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was recently stripped of seven Tour de France titles following a doping scandal, appears on TV with Oprah today for an interview. He’s expected to admit to and apologize for doping, which he vehemently denied for years.
Broken City, a crime drama about an ex-cop who gets involved in a huge scandal after trailing New York City’s mayor’s wife, hits theaters today. Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones star. Watch the trailer:
Also out today is The Last Stand, an action film about a drug cartel trying to cross into the Mexican border — but not before a confrontation with a small town’s sheriff and his inexperienced staff. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville star. Watch the trailer:
International Green Week begins in Berlin, Germany.
Kim Kardashian is doing a live Twitter chat with Celebuzz.
After a lengthy lockout over a dispute between the league and the players’ association, an abbreviated National Hockey League season starts today.
Gun rights groups have proclaimed today Gun Appreciation Day.
The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence hosts “Saturday Night Live,” and the Lumineers perform.
Today is the annual Call to Action against the Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United.
The Africa Cup of Nations, an international football competition, begins in South Africa.
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